Poetry Night @ WomanKraft this Saturday April 22, 7-9pm in honor of Lusia Slomkowska

Join WomanKraft this Saturday April 22 for an evening of poetry in honor of

Lusia Slomkowska: a Publication Party

Readings from Lusia’s recently published poetry collection will be featured, and the books from Tucson’s own Kore Press will be available.

WomanKraft is pleased to hold a gathering for
Lusia Slomkowska this Saturday

  • Poetry by Lusia Slomkowska, published by Kore Press, will be introduced with a reading and reception at the WomanKraft Art Center.
  • 388 S. Stone Ave. Tucson, Arizona 85701
  • Saturday, April 22nd from 7-9 PM.

Lusia, a well-published poet and writer participated at WomanKraft over the years in collaborations with Linn Lane, and as a facilitator for Glob-All: Young Polish Women Photographers in 2004.

Her writing has been awarded the Poetry Atlanta Award, Writers at Work Poetry Fellowship, Bennington Writers Workshop poetry prize and the Lucille Sandberg Haiku Award.
Lusia’s close friend Sat Bir Kaur Khalsa will be a featured reader. Sat Bir holds an honors degree in English from UA and a masters in Women’s Studies. She is co-founder of the Culture of Peace Alliance (COPA)

the RUMMAGE SALE is Coming!!

The Rummage Sale is coming!

Mark you calendars, set your alarm clocks, tape it to your fridge, write it on your hand or whatever it takes but SAVE THE DATE!

WomanKraft Indoor Rummage Sale is
Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21, 2017
both days from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM!
Join us for great bargains for a great cause- all proceeds go towards our non-profit art center. The sale will be held inside and heated, spreading throughout our entire gallery space.

WHERE: 388 south Stone Avenue – just 4 blocks south of ‘city center’, Broadway Blvd and Stone Avenue, on the West side of the street, directly across the street from Casa Vicente Spanish Restaurant, and the Downtown Motor Hotel “Apartments”
WHEN: Friday, January 20 & Saturday, January 21, 8 A.M.–4 P.M.
NO EARLY BIRDS.
WHAT: All kinds of great things! Recipe books, art books, trashy novels, fancy hats, a scuba suit, lamps!…Art supplies, kitchen stuff, knick-knacks, clothes, tools, toys, movies, garden stuff, plants, household items, all you can think of and more! All items for sale are in good, clean and working condition.

WANT TO HELP?
This sale – our biggest bi-annual fundraiser, takes a huge amount of effort and time! WomanKraft volunteers could sure use some help setting up this event, Thursday, January 19th from 10 AM until it’s done.
Then, after setting up and selling for 4 days, we really could use some fresh help boxing and loading everything; we start at 4:01 Saturday afternoon.
Please call to schedule your participation. (520) 629-9976. Thanks!

WHAT IS THE RUMMAGE FAIR?
WomanKraft holds a Rummage Fair twice a year, in January and August. This fantastic indoor, two-day event is not to be missed! If you need anything, we might have it. And if you have things you’d like to pass on, if it’s clean and it works, we’ll take it! Clothes, shoes, kitchenware, knick-knacks, books, movies, vintage items, holiday decorations, toys, tools and more. The proceeds from this fundraiser goes towards paying our property taxes, utility bills and insurance. Call (520)629-9976 ext. 1 for more info.
As a volunteer run non-profit organization, WomanKraft relies on the generosity of our community, so come support your favorite local arts organization, get a great bargain, and get rid of that box of stuff you’ve been meaning to donate.

IS IT TOO LATE TO DONATE? No! Don’t worry, WomanKraft accepts donations for this event ALL year round, so if you haven’t gotten around to boxing up your unwanted items, no rush! We’ll need it for the next one, too!

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CALL TO ARTISTS…
Show: February 4 – March 25, 2017 Evening Receptions: February 4 + March 4, 7-10pm

Dragons, faeries, unicorns, elves, sprites, spirits, gods and goddesses, stuff of myth and legend.. Through art we can bring fantasy to reality. All mediums accepted. www.womankraft.org

Deadline for submissions: Jan. 21, 2017. Call Director of Exhibits Zoe Rhyne at (520) 629-9976 ext. 3 to schedule an appointment.

 

 

Early in January, WomanKraft held its annual Board Meeting. Minutes are available upon request. Just call Grace at (520)629-9976 EXT. 1 if you would like a copy.

Summer at WomanKraft

 

WomanKraft Art Center
RUMMAGE FAIR
Friday, August 12 & Saturday, August 13, 2016
Both days from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
388 S. Stone Ave. Tucson, AZ 85701 (520) 629-9976

WomanKraft Art Center is hosting a huge, 2 day, INDOOR RUMMAGE SALE!! Join us for great bargains for a great cause- all proceeds go towards our non-profit art center. The sale will be held inside and air-conditioned, spreading throughout our entire gallery space. This fundraiser is WomanKraft’s largest event, and is exponentially exciting and important to the continued success of our nearly 100-year-old building and 42-year-old grassroots, 100% volunteer run organization!
WHERE: 388 south Stone Avenue – just 4 blocks south of ‘city center’, Broadway Blvd and Stone Avenue, on the West side of the street, directly across the street from Casa Vicente Spanish Restaurant
WHEN: Friday, August 12 & Saturday, August 13, 8 A.M.–4 P.M. NO EARLY BIRDS.
WHAT: Art supplies, kitchen utensils, small appliances, dishes, knick-knacks, art books, regular books, fancy clothes, normal clothes for men women and children, tools, hardware, toys, movies, garden stuff, plants, household items, all you can think of and more!

An excellent opportunity for you to volunteer some time at the WomanKraft Art Center!
We are looking for helpers for set up, Thursday, August 11, 10am until done, and then could really use some fresh help to re-pack and disassemble Saturday, August 13, 4 to 6pm. Please call 629-9976 ext. 1 to schedule your participation!

All items for sale are in good, clean and working condition.
After setting up and selling for 4 days, we really could use some fresh help boxing and loading everything; we start at 4:01 Saturday afternoon. Call or talk with us in person to schedule your participation. (520) 629-9976. Thanks!

Sticks and Stones are Nature’s Bones Exhibit, Storytelling Under the Stars in July, and more at WomanKraft!

Sticks and Stones are Nature’s Bones

WomanKraft presents a NEW Exhibit, ‘Sticks and Stones are Nature’s Bones’
Take a look and focus on the “bones” of nature, dead trees, dilapidated buildings and ruins, rock formations, skeletons, and the beauty of stones themselves. Artists will creatively show that there is still life in these old bones. All mediums.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 1:00-5:00 PM, Free.
Second Reception: Saturday, July 2nd 7-10 PM.

 WomanKraft Art Center. 388 S. Stone Avenue 629-9976 womankraft.org Free!

The theme is ‘STICKS STONES AND BONES‘ and artwork will include a variety of media including pen and ink, sculpture, resurrected jewelry, mixed media mosaics, scratch art on clay board and other wondrous works you’ll have to see to believe..

Celebrate Father’s Day with WomanKraft!
What do you get the man who has everything?
How about something one-of-a-kind and handmade by a local artist?
WomanKraft is an ideal destination for unique gift ideas, and an excellent experience while site seeing downtown.
Bring a friend!

Front Open Signs

ENTERTAINMENT UNDER THE STARS
FRIDAY, JULY 22, 7–10pm. $5.00 Non-Members $3.00 Members

It’s a night of storytelling, songs and poetry in our lovely outdoor venue. Should weather become an issue, monsoons or heat, it will be held indoors. Are you interested in performing? There will be drinks, baked goods, and munchies offered for sale Seating is limited, reservations accepted. At the door tickets available only if seating is still available. Call (629-9976 extension 2 or 3) for talent appointments and all questions/info.

 

 

‘Sticks and Stones are Nature’s Bones’ Opening Reception at WomanKraft Saturday, June 4th 7-10 PM

‘Sticks and Stones are Nature’s Bones’

WomanKraft presents a NEW Exhibit, ‘Sticks and Stones are Nature’s Bones’
this first Saturday of June, the 4th from 7 – 10 PM.

Take a look and focus on the “bones” of nature, dead trees, dilapidated buildings and ruins, rock formations, skeletons, and the beauty of stones themselves. Artists will creatively show that there is still life in these old bones. All mediums.
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 4th, 7-10 PM
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 1:00-5:00 PM, Free.
Second Reception: Saturday, July 2nd 7-10 PM.

Frida Kahlo Bones by Tony Di Angeles

Frida Kahlo Bones by Tony Di Angeles

WomanKraft Art Center. 388 S. Stone Avenue 629-9976 womankraft.org Free!
During the Reception, Saturday June 4th, meet and mingle with the artists, volunteers, and general WomanKraft supporters from 7-10pm!
The theme is ‘STICKS STONES AND BONES‘ and artwork will include a variety of media including pen and ink, sculpture, resurrected jewelry, mixed media mosaics, scratch art on clayboard and other wondrous works you’ll have to see to believe..Can’t make the reception? That’s OK, you can stop by the gallery anytime during regular gallery hours which are
Wednesday – Saturday, 1:00 – 5:00 P.M. June 4 – July 30, 2016.

‘DRAWING DOWN THE MUSE’ open Wednesdays – Saturdays 1-5 Pm through May 28

WomanKraft Art Center presents
DRAWING DOWN THE MUSE
388 S. Stone Avenue
April 2 – May 28, 2016
Receptions: Saturday, April 2 And Saturday, May 7, 7:00-10:00 P.M.
Regular Gallery Hours:
Wednesday Through Saturday 1:00-5:00 P.M.

WomanKraft Art Center, located at 388 South Stone Avenue, is proud to present the
24th Annual Women’s only exhibit, Drawing Down the Muse. April 2 – May 28th, 2016.

This show includes all mediums, unrestricted in subject matter, and promotes the talented women of our community. Join us in celebrating this important and beautiful tradition, and our divine feminine power.

Two evening receptions will be held on the first Saturday of each month, April 2 and May 7th from 7:00-10:00 PM. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 1:00-5:00 P.M.

We encourage everyone to see the exhibit. Free and open to the public.

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Evening Reception Visitors!

Stop by the Gallery open Wednesdays- Saturdays 1-5 PM!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Art From the Heart’ at WomanKraft

ART FROM THE HEART
The current exhibit, Art From the Heart runs February 6 – March 26, 2016,
will be hosting a Second Evening Receptions this Saturday, March 5, form 7-10 pm
Love is in the air, spring is blossoming and hearts are brimming. Hearts and flowers, flames of passion, romance and
eroticism, beloved places, gifts of love… All is fair in Love and Art. All mediums.

Did you catch that?!
WomanKraft’s newest exhibit, ‘Art From the Heart’ will be having a special evening reception just for you this Saturday the 5th, from 7 – 10 PM!

Here’s a few shots from the show, after a huge turnout at our First Reception. Reception nights are SO much fun because you can meet and mingle with the local artists featured, and get out in the beautiful weather we’re having. On the reception, one visitor said “You could feel the love, and it wasn’t just the art!.” Stop by the gallery weekly anytime Wednesday – Saturday between 1 and 5 PM to see the entire show, and believe us, it’s not to be missed!

Join us for an Opening Reception Saturday, February 6th from 7:00 -10:00 P.M. at WomanKraft – 388 S. Stone Avenue. That’s 4 blocks south of Broadway, the west side of the street with huge heirloom Tamarisk tree’s lining our property. WomanKraft looks like this (view from Stone Avenue)!!

 

 

WomanKraft presents the 28th Annual Holiday Bazaar Exhibit RECEPTION THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5!!

WomanKraft is most pleased to announce and present
The 28th Annual Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, December 5th, 2015 7:00 -10:00 P.M. 388 S. Stone Ave

During our 2nd Evening Reception on Saturday, December 5th WomanKraft will be hosting a book signing by local award winning author Lonni Lees! Ms Lees is a long time WomanKraft member, and her published books include: The Mosaic Murder, The Corpse in the Cactus, Deranged, a novel of horror, Crawlspace and Other Dark Stories. Meet, mingle, pick up a copy of her book and have it signed. Who knows, you might just find the perfect gift for everyone on your list!

This Exhibit, THE HOLIDAY BAZAAR runs November 7th through December 19th

open weekly Wednesday – Saturday 1 – 5 PM

with Evening Receptions the first Saturday of the Month, November 7th and December 5th, 7-10 PM.

In the spirit of the Holidays and seasonal festivities, this exhibit is specifically curated to combine a unique mix of fine art and crafts all created by local artists. Everything in this exhibit will retail for $100 or less. This is specific to the idea that gift giving for your holidays should be personal, unique and affordable.

 

See the current exhibit another time, every week Wednesday – Saturday 1:00 – 5:00 PM , Or for another special event evening, join us for the Saturday, December 5th gallery reception from 7-10 PM, our building’s birthday celebration and award winning local author book signing, oh my! For further details and information., visit our website at www.womankraft.org or have questions? Call us at (520) 629-9976.
Better yet, why don’t you come on in person to see the gallery?
We are open Wednesday – Saturday 1:00-5:00 P.M.
388 s. Stone Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701.

 

During our 2nd Evening Reception on Saturday, December 5th WomanKraft will be hosting a book signing by local award winning author Lonni Lees! Ms Lees is a long time WomanKraft member, and her published books include: The Mosaic Murder, The Corpse in the Cactus, Deranged, a novel of horror, Crawlspace and Other Dark Stories. Meet, mingle, pick up a copy of her book and have it signed. Who knows, you might just find the perfect gift for everyone on your list!

THEN THE FOLLOWING WEEKEND…
Santa Claus is coming to…WomanKraft!!Friday, December 11th, 3-5 PM
Bring along your camera, your children, or the child within because Santa will be here to listen to your Holiday wishes and spread his Holiday cheer. Treats and drinks provided. Free.

October Events for the Arts!! Storytelling Under the Stars : WomanKraft and FST! THIS FRIDAY, October 23rd!

Join us this weekend for an evening under the stars with sublime stories.
WomanKraft Art Center is pleased to announce a collaboration with FST! Female Story Tellers, presenting

Storytelling Under the Stars Friday, October 23, 2015 7:00-9:00 PM

$5.00 Tickets!

Join us for an evening of entertainment and expression, outside under the stars! Come to share your short 5–10 minute story or just sit back and enjoy from our lovely outdoor grounds! 30 chairs available, feel free to bring a folding chair and/or some padding to stay comfy.

388 S. Stone Avenue (520)629-9976 Regular Gallery Hours: Wednesday Through Saturday 1:00-5:00 P.M.

FemFST_Symbol_greenale Story Tellers, a local Tucson organization founded in 2012. Each FST! performance is uniquely unpredictable, often inspiring much laughter and the occasional tear from the audience. As passionate as FST! members are about storytelling, FST! also focuses on supporting the local community by raising funds for arts and community organizations. These women rock! Learn more here: http://www.fstorytellers.com/index.html

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There are many great events happening in Tucson during the month of October! On the 19th, WomanKraft attended “The Elephant Man” Presented by Speak the Speech Theatre Company at the Community Playhouse. You don’t want to miss this particularly alluring production! Performances continue through October 25th. Learn more by scrolling down this page, or visit their website at www.ststheatre.org

 

Women’s Voices Take the Stage
SheworXX debuts “Gnawing the Bone: Re-Fleshing Myth and Tale from a Feminist Perspective” Written by sheworXX members, it is directed by Esther Almazan
November 12 – 15 at YWCA Southern Arizona – 525 N Bonita Ave Tucson, AZ 85745
7:30pm Thursday Nov 12, Friday Nov 13, and Saturday Nov 14 6:30pm Sunday Nov 15
Tickets $18 / students & artists $15

Visit the sheworXX website at https://sites.google.com/site/sheworXX/

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Speak the Speech Theatre presents ‘Elephant Man’ SheworXX Feminist Theatre Collaborative present “Gnawing the Bone: Re-Fleshing Myth and Tale from a Feminist Perspective”

Speak The Speech Theatre Company will produce Bernard Pomerance’s play
The Elephant Man directed by Dan Reichel.

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The performances will be held at
The Community Playhouse located at
1881 N Oracle Rd. Tucson, AZ October 9-25 weekends only.
Regular performances are: Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30PM, and Sundays at 2:00PM,
Regular ticket prices are $18 (advanced reservation) $20 adult, $15 Sr./Mil./Stu. $10 Group Sale (10 or more).
For more information or ticket sales call: Paul Brunelle at (520)-904-8054 or visit us on the web at www.ststheatre.org
Last show, October 25, there will be a special benefit performance for Speak The Speech Theatre Company. 2 tickets for $100. Champagne, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

The Elephant Man tells the story of a 19th-century British man John Merrick whose severe disfigurement made him a star of the traveling freak show circuit. When Dr. Treves takes Merrick under his care at the London Hospital, he discovers that beneath this shocking exterior lies a brilliant mind and an unshakable faith. But with his new life comes new complexity… and as Merrick’s condition grows more severe, a ‘normal’ life begins to seem impossible.

WomanKraft will be attending the performance as a group on October 18.
Call WomanKraft at (520) 629-9976 if you would like join us.

And, later, in November, a new Feminist Theatre Collaborative, SheworXX presents

Gnawing the Bone” Re-Fleshing Myth and Tale from a Feminist Perspective

Women’s Voices Take the Stage SheworXX presents
Gnawing the Bone: Re-Fleshing Myth and Tale from a Feminist Perspective
November 12 – 15
YWCA Southern Arizona – 525 N Bonita Ave Tucson, AZ 85745
7:30pm Thursday Nov 12, Friday Nov 13, and Saturday Nov 14 6:30pm Sunday Nov 15
Tickets $18 / students & artists $15

Gnawing the Bone does for theatre what speed dating does for romance by allowing the audience to move set-to-set, across the entire campus of the YWCA, seeing seven short plays each in a unique setting. Written by sheworXX members, it is directed by Esther Almazan, conceived/designed by Eugenia Woods, and features the works of Klara Wojtkowska, Eugenia Woods, Germaine Shames, Milta Ortiz, Kim Lowry, Catfish Baruni, Shel Chapman, and Esther Almazan. Plays contain mature content intended for adult audiences.

sheworXX Mission Statement: SheworXX is an evolving community of Tucson-based theater makers—playwrights, directors, actors, dramaturgs, designers and others—building gender parity in theater locally and globally through community engagement, mentoring, peer education, and the production of works by female-identified and feminist playwrights. For more information and general inquiries, contact Pam Burris at (520) 207-4478 or pamwriter8@gmail.com. Visit the sheworXX website at https://sites.google.com/site/sheworXX/ for information on purchasing tickets, membership, workshops or making a tax-deductible donation.